Gaithersburg West Master Plan

Community Meeting October 29, 2008

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Gaithersburg West Master Plan October 2008

Gaithersburg West Master Plan
Community Meetings Focus: The Life Sciences Center in the 21st Century
October 29 Presentations by Planning Department with Break-out Groups November 6 Presentations by Property Owners & Stakeholders with Q&A November 12 Presentations on LSC, CCT with Break-out Groups December 2 Discuss future LSC Districts, CCT Stations with Break-out Groups
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Master Plan Schedule - 2009
January 2009 February March – April May June – July Draft Master Plan to Planning Board Planning Board Public Hearing Planning Board Worksessions Planning Board Draft to Executive County Executive Review of Master Plan

July
September

Executive Transmits Plan to County Council
County Council Public Hearing

Oct. – Dec.
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Agenda for October 29 Community Meeting
Staff Presentations

Nancy Sturgeon
Eric Graye Steve Findley

Master Plan Overview
Transportation Analysis Environmental Analysis

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Agenda for October 29 Community Meeting
Break-out Group Stations: Life Sciences Center Land Use Road Network Corridor Cities Transitway Alignment and Stations Environment/Open Space/Bikeways Areas and Enclaves: Quince Orchard, Oakmont/Walnut Hill, Rosemont, Washingtonian
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Montgomery County’s General Plan Gaithersburg West Centrally Located within the County and the I-270 Corridor

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93,000 acres in the Agricultural Reserve

33,900 acres of Parkland with 408 Parks

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The General Plan’s Corridor Vision: • Mixed Use, transitoriented

• Dense centers, decreasing toward edge • Varied transportation options
• Public/Private Investment
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I-270 Corridor Context I-270 Master Plans Completed: Shady Grove Sector Plan

Germantown

Gaithersburg West

Underway: Twinbrook Germantown White Flint Gaithersburg West

Shady Grove

Twinbrook White Flint

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GWMP Geography Municipalities Road Network • I-270 • I-370 • MD 355 Transit • Shady Grove Metro • CSX • CCT
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Areas and Enclaves
GWMP Geography Enclaves: • NIST/Londonderry • Oakmont • Rosemont • Washingtonian Industrial & Residential Planning Board Status Report

Areas: • Quince Orchard; McGown • Life Sciences Center
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Areas and Enclaves

• McGown Property • Johnson Property • Londonderry/Hoyles Addition
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Origins of the Life Sciences Center
• Created on 300 acres of County-owned land in the Core area

• Prime I-270 Location
• Focus on Medical, Academic, Biotech • 1990 Shady Grove Study Area Master Plan
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Origins of the Life Sciences Center

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Origins of the Life Sciences Center 1971 Gaithersburg Plan proposes Medical Center 1973 PSTA complex built 1976 Land to State for RICA 1979 Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Opens 1980s County Creates LSC Vision for Medical, Academic, Biotech 1986 Land conveyed to JHU and UMD

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Life Sciences Center Today
Planning Board Status Report Existing Land Use LSC Core: Medical and Biotech Housing: • Washingtonian • Decoverly • Traville
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Shady Grove Life Sciences Center Existing Zoning • Prohibits mix of uses • Creates single-purpose destination • Car-oriented

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Life Sciences Center
County’s Premier Location for and Largest Concentration of Biotech companies LSC Districts: • LSC Central Core • LSC South • LSC West • LSC Belward • LSC North
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Planning Board Status Report

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Corridor Cities Transitway: Current MTA Study
Planning Board Status Report

• CCT Begins at: Shady Grove Metro Station
• CCT Ends at: Comsat in Clarksburg

• 14-mile Transit Line with 13 stations
• Mode: LRT or BRT
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Corridor Cities Transitway
CCT Phase 1: Shady Grove to Metropolitan Grove Planning Board Status Report

Current CCT Alignment and Station Locations

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Corridor Cities Transitway
CCT Phase 1 Stations: • Shady Grove Metro/CCT Station • King Farm East • King Farm West • Crown Farm • DANAC • Decoverly • Kentlands • NIST • Metropolitan Grove
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Planning Board Status Report

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CCT in the LSC
Current CCT Alignment with 2 LSC Stations Alternate CCT Alignment with 3 LSC Stations: • LSC Central • LSC West (PSTA) • LSC Belward

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Linking Land Uses/Connecting Communities
CCT Transit Stations
1. 2. 3. 4.
1.
1. 2. 4. 7. 6. 5. 3.

10.

9.

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Shady Grove King Farm East King Farm West Crown Farm/ Washingtonian/ 5. LSC Core 6. LSC West/PSTA 7. LSC/Belward 8. Quince Orchard/ Kentlands 9. NIST 10. Metropolitan Grove

Shady Grove Metro/CCT Station
1.5 – 2.0 FAR 6,340 DUs 200,000 SF

King Farm CCT Stations
City of Rockville
0.4 FAR 3,200 DUs 3,125,000 SF

Crown Farm CCT Station
City of Gaithersburg
0.5 FAR 2,250 DUs 320,000 SF

Kentlands/Quince Orchard
CCT Station – City of Gaithersburg
500 DUs 655,000 SF

National Institute of Standards & Technology
NIST CCT Station
0.15 FAR 500 Dus 3,400,000 SF

Metropolitan Grove/Watkins Mill Town Center
CCT Station – City of Gaithersburg
0.5 FAR 1,457 Dus 4,500,000 SF

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LSC in the 21st Century

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The LSC in the 21st Century
Build on Today’s LSC to Create a Vibrant Future

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JHU Property/Belward Historic Farm

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“It’s heading right at us, but we never see it coming. The most important things happening in the world today won’t make tomorrow’s front page. They’ll be happening in labs – out of sight and unhyped until they change life as we know it.”
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“Even smart people are pretty incapable of envisioning a situation that’s substantially different from what they’re in.”
Christine Peterson VP of Foresight Nanotech Institute

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“We have built into us an idea that tomorrow is going to be pretty much like today, which is very wrong.”
Joel Achenbach, Washington Post

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• Renewal
• Redevelop • Rethink • Revitalize • Retrofit

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“The two things we hate the most are sprawl and density.”

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LSC in the 21st Century

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LSC in the 21st Century

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The LSC in the 21st Century
Development in the Right Places • Vibrant Places • TOD • R&D Growth • Mix of Uses • Live/Work/Play

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Gaithersburg Environment

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Green Infrastructure

Gaithersburg West Green Infrastructure

Draft Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan

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Gaithersburg Watersheds

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Life Sciences Center

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Geology

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Steep Slopes and Erodible Soils

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Streams and Buffers

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Wetlands and Buffers

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Parks, Forest and Forest Easements

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Environmental Constraints

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Water Quality 2005

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Water Quality 2007

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Environmental Recommentations

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Enclave Environmental Recommendations

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Enclave Environmental Recommendations

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Enclave Environmental Recommendations

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Areas and Enclaves
Outreach Strategy • Enclave areas • LSC Property Owners • Citizens in and around LSC

• Community-wide meetings
• Coordination with Municipalities
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